Gangtok Local Sightseeing

Rumtek Monastery

The 24 km drive from the capital to Rumtek Monastery is, in itself, worth the effort. Changing vistas of mountains unfold at every bend and there are delightful vignettes of the hamlets and fields of the people of rural Sikkim. The original monastery was built by one of the rulers of Sikkim. When, however, His Holiness the late 16th Gyalwa Karampa left Tibet he built a new monastery, the Dharma Chakra Centre, reputedly replicating his former one.

 

 

Ropeway

This cable car ferries the tourists from Deorali via Hur Huray Dara near Sikkim Legislative Assembly to Tashiling Secretariat. Besides the thrill of the ride one can also enjoy breathtaking aerial views of the Gangtok hills .

 

 

Banjhakri Water Falls

Located en route to Ranka and 4 kms away from Gangtok, the Ban Jhakri Falls Energy Park, lies amidst a lush green valley spread over two acres, surrounded by trees and a gushing mountain river. The Park has a shamanistic theme. Hence, while the location of the Park penetrating the forest spreads seeks to enhance the essence of the occult and the unknown, the place itself is littered with ethnic sculptures and figurines of the jhakri culture.

 


Tashi View Point

It is situated along the North Sikkim Highway,it is only 8 kms from Gangtok.People come here to get a breathtaking view of Mt.Kanchenjunga,the third highest peak of the world. There is an observatory tower, cafeteria and public amenities. Ideal time to visit is morning.

 

Ganesh Tok (6100 ft.)

It is situated on a ridge at a distance of 7 kms from Gangtok.From this Marvellous spot one can get the amazing bird’s eye view of the sprawling Gangtok town,while across the hills Kanchendzonga and Mt.Sinolchu(the world’s most splendid mountain peak) loom over the horizon.There is also a cafeteria to enjoy your break with hot tea,coffee and snacks.



Hanuman Tok

11 kms away from Gangtok,above the Ganesh Tok is a Temple of Lord Hanuman where the devotees from all the parts of the country come to offer prayers.On a sunny morning view of the mountain along the horizon is magnificient.

 


Himalayan Zoological Park  

It is the park with an area of 205 hectares,8 kms away from the Town Gangtok.The place is also known as Bulbulay. Bioparc with rare species like Red Panda, Monal-Pheasant, Snow Leopard,Spotted Dear,Himalayan Black bear,etc.,in a semi-natural habitat and many more animals found on high altitude.